By Karen McMenemy
A Hitchhiker's consultant to digital Reality brings jointly lower than one disguise the entire features of photographs, video, audio, and haptics that experience to interact to make digital truth a truth. like several strong consultant, it unearths the sensible stuff you want to know, from the perspective of authors who've been there. This two-part advisor covers the technological know-how, expertise, and arithmetic of digital truth after which information its functional implementation. the 1st half seems at how the interface among human senses and expertise works to create digital fact, with a spotlight on imaginative and prescient, an important feel in digital truth. the second one a part of the ebook is tightly built-in with an accompanying CD, which includes the courses for greater than 30 digital truth initiatives, ranging in scope from a device that simulates digital sculpting to a collection of software program for the keep watch over of a four-projector immersive digital atmosphere
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Initially we need to represent the sound pressure at the source and the two eardrums using sinusoidal functions, or more technically, using Fourier transforms. In Fourier analysis, one sinusoidal function can be related to another using a transfer function. Thus, we need a transfer function that relates the sound at the source to the sounds at each ear. These HRTFs are functions of frequency 1 A transfer function is a mathematical expression relating one quantity, usually an input, to another quantity, usually an output.
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A Hitchhiker's Guide to Virtual Reality by Karen McMenemy